Martin Bashir | September 18, 2012
>>> mitt romney 's comments were made at this magnificent mansion in boca raton , florida, inside the home of a fellow expert in the business of private equity . but the owner isn't some dowdy numbers guy. no, he's apparently also a man with some exotic interests. joining us a michael isikoff , nbc news's national investigative correspondent. mike, why is it that in researching this character's break ground there are more stories about sex parties and jor jis than politics and fund-raising?
>> well, i think there was a notable party he had at his bridge hampton, long island mansion last year that got reported in the gossip pages. apparently it had scantily clad russian women dancing on platforms and people frolicking in the nude. i wasn't there, i can't vouch for any of this, martin, but i can tell you that mr. leader is a major player in the private equity world and has been a big fund-raiser for mitt romney , not only holding the fund-raiser at his house in boca raton last may, but he also has contributed over $225,000 to restore our future, which is the mitt romney super pac. so he's been a big player. he had a -- he worked with mitt romney back when mitt romney was in his bain capital days. so they have a long-standing relationship, and it is a bit ironic, i suppose, that it was this video at -- this fund-raiser at martin leader's home that is causing mitt romney so much damage.
>> indeed. nbc news's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff . thank you for your detailed explanation. the